Andre 3000 Pays Fine, Settles Speeding Violation

Andre 3000 (real name Andre Benjamin), one half of the top hip hop/soul group Outkast has escaped a possible jail sentence after paying a fine for his recent speeding violation. Andre was arrested in Atlanta late March (09) for driving his 2007 Porsche Carrera at such a high speed that police called him “an accident waiting to happen.” He was clocked at 109 MPH, significantly over the 65-mph speed limit, on Interstate 75. The rapper was due to go before a judge on Wednesday (April 29) but bypassed the court appearance and possible jail time by settling his $1,200 debt. State Representative Jim Cole is lobbying for a new “Super Speeder” bill to be passed in the state of Georgia, reports MTV. The law will force violators to pay an additional $200 fine for driving at more than 85 miles an hour on highways and four-lane roads. Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has said he supports the bill and intends to sign it into law in the coming months.

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